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U.K. navy to station new vessels in Indo-Pacific for 5 years

Adm. Radakin says important to maintain freedom of navigation in Taiwan Strait

The HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves the U.S. naval base at Yokosuka, Japan on Sept. 8.   © Kyodo

LONDON -- The U.K. will station two new patrol vessels in the Indo-Pacific region for "at least the next five years" as part of plans by the U.S. and its allies to check China's naval expansion, Tony Radakin, a senior Royal Navy admiral, told Nikkei in a recent interview. 

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